UPDATE: Police investigating Forsyth Township wildfires

UPDATE: Monday, June 11th at 5:15 p.m.

Police are looking for two suspects after a wildfire burned several acres of forests in Forsyth Township. At approximately 12:35 p.m., the Michigan Department of Natural Resources was dispatched to the area of Marshall Drive for a brush fire that had spread.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered two locations several hundred feet apart that were on fire and rapidly spreading. The DNR and Forsyth  Township Fire were able to control the fire after it burned three acres.

Officials do not know the cause of the fire. Forsyth Police and the DNR have responded to approximately 8 fires in the area in the last two to three weeks.

An ATV enthusiast first reported the fire. He attempted to extinguish it by himself, but was unable to and contacted 911.

He noticed two young men leaving the area of the fire rapidly in a small silver car. Law enforcement continues to search for the suspect vehicle, and is working on a joint investigation into the fires.

If you have any information about these fires, contact the Forsyth Township Police at (906) 346-9224 or Central Dispatch at (906) 475-9912.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Sawyer Community Watch assisted on the scene.

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP — The Forsyth Township Police Department is asking residents to avoid the area of Martin Lake Road and Marshall Drive.

According to a Facebook post from the department, there are currently multiple wildfires in that area. Many emergency vehicles are trying to contain the fire, and the smoke from the fires could reduce visibility.

Authorities are also currently looking for a small silver car with two males that was seen leave the Martin Lake Road/Marshall Drive area. If you have any information about this car, contact the Forsyth Township Police at (906) 346-9224 or Central Dispatch at (906) 475-9912.